24 April 2017
Nestled on Seguin Island in Boulogne-Billancourt (in the western suburbs of Paris), the new Parisian music venue, named “Seine Musicale” (a play on the French word for stage: scène), has started welcoming its first visitors. With a surface area of 36,500 m², this complex, which has no equivalent in France, features high-level cultural facilities including a large, 6000-seat concert hall and a 1150-seat auditorium. Designed to be in harmony with the site and recall its industrial past, it also accommodates shops, exhibition spaces and landscaped gardens.
As a member of the design and construction consortium, Artelia spent four years contributing to the creation of this exceptional structure. This was an opportunity for our teams to rise up to many challenges relating not just to technical issues but also to aesthetic and architectural aspects.
From a technical standpoint, the acoustics aspects required us to rethink our design methods, in particular with regard to HVAC and air treatment in music rooms. Custom-designed solutions were proposed to meet extremely ambitious climate control objectives, involving very small temperature gradients and optimum sound levels.
From an architectural standpoint, one of the main objectives was to design technical facilities that could be incorporated seamlessly into the building’s distinctive structure. One of its key features is a large sail-shaped structure covered with photovoltaic panels that rotates around a wooden mesh in order to follow the path of the sun. Numerous work sessions were required to find the best solutions to the architects’ requirements.
This collective adventure, which unfolded behind the scenes, will now allow music to take centre stage in this exceptional setting.
6 April 2017
Artelia will be present to the Global Lodging Forum Hotelerie MKG on April 10 & 11 at the Pullman Paris Montparnasse
The Think Tank of the Hospitality Industry in Paris.
For 20 years, the Global Lodging Forum has been the only international platform staged in France to facilitate a close encounter between the various business areas involved in the development of the hospitality industry: operators, banking institutions, real estate companies and developers. More than 600 decisions makers of the largest hotel groups, financial corporations, investors, developers etc. gather to update their knowledge on the French, European and international hotel brands. The format of the Global Lodging Forum, spread over three half-days, features a series of in-depth market analysis by MKG Consulting, themed round tables and working groups. Moreover, informal discussions are encouraged during the various coffee breaks to turn into effective business appointments.
31 March 2017
Artelia organized the “Annual Safety Meetings, 3rd year of success”, on 29 March 2017 in Paris - Focussing on the risks of subcontracting
For the third year running, public and private companies from various sectors (construction and public works, oil and gas, aviation and sanitation, etc.) met on 29 March at an Artelia-sponsored event to share their experience and best practices. Again this year, Artelia International and Artelia Bâtiment & Industrie collaborated to organise the entire event.
The agenda included how to make sub-contracting services safe by stipulating the rights and obligations of all intervening parties (end customer, contract owner and sub-contractors).
The participants developed new solutions under one common objective: improve health and safety on daily basis for all stakeholders.
Key topics included: understanding the legislative framework, how to work with the right partners, risk assessment during the front end of projects, implementing proven specific prevention plans, as the basis of long-term collaboration.
The contribution of new technologies to HSE risk management such as digital models and virtual immersion was proposed as a major development in the coming years.
Participants plan to meet for the fourth safety meetings in 2018 and raised a number of themes that will serve as the backbone for future events.
Philippe Villain, health and safety prevention director at Bouygues Construction, stated:
“In spite of differences in Safety awareness across our various fields of activity, there are numerous common issues to be shared. We are aware that application differs from country to country given the different cultures, multiple forms of awareness and staff movement. Companies like Bouygues Construction are now organised to deploy a single health and safety culture. This approach is based on the implementation of global performance standards and the commitment of everyone in complying with regulations imposed by countries where the group operates. Ensuring the health and safety of those involved in our construction sites also requires committing our sub-contractors and co-contractors to these practices. This is another issue where we must progress. This is why we count a lot on the quality of discussions at the Safety Meetings to bolster our internal approach in this field.”
29 March 2017
27 March 2017
For the fifth year running, Artelia rallied its staff around a special day dedicated to Health & Safety issues, under the slogan “I act for health and safety!”
The main theme selected by the group was “road safety for two-wheelers”, to encourage all staff members to consider the issues relating to sharing the road, from the perspective of all types of vehicle but with a specific focus on two-wheelers.
The theme was presented by the safety correspondents at each site or branch office and aimed at all staff members.
Other themes, coordinated and presented by various business line correspondents, were also proposed to address different operational requirements.
The wide range of themes addressed in the context of the Safety Day included security during assignments abroad, risks related to works close to utility networks, safety of external contractors and even the safety culture.
The goal of this day was to reinforce everybody’s commitment to health, safety and security, to promote the safety culture through awareness-raising actions and to strengthen our health & safety management system.
Many discussion workshops were organised at Artelia’s 90 sites around the world.
These workshops were designed to share the experience acquired within our different business lines and to promote our best practices, particularly to improve the way we approach complex or innovative projects.
From prevention to action, on 16 March, it’s My Safety Day!
9 March 2017
Artelia will have a stand at the ContaminExpo exhibition, taking place from 28 to 30 March 2017 at Paris Porte de Versailles exhibition centre
Artelia Stand : no. B32
ContaminExpo is the benchmark event for the contamination control and clean room management sector.
This professional exhibition is combined with a scientific convention that brings together the main players in the field of clean room contamination control, controlled environments and containment areas.
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14 February 2017
Artelia will be attending SITL Europe - Paris Porte de Versailles - Pavillon 1, from 14 to 16 March 2017
SITL Europe, the International Week of Transport and Logistics, brings together all the innovative products and services dedicated to the transport of goods, freight forwarding and the logistics chain. It is the biggest concentration of transport and logistics users from manufacturing, retail and distribution who are searching for new service suppliers.
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3 February 2017
MIPIM – the leading real estate event for property professionals
MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, brings together the most influential players from all international property sectors - office, residential, retail, healthcare, sport, logistics and industrial, offering unrivalled access to the greatest number of development projects and sources of capital worldwide.
Contact : sylvie.neyret.arteliagroup.com
5 January 2017
Intertecno merges into Artelia Italia - The birth of a major player of the Italian Project Management and Engineering design sector
On 1st January 2017 Artelia Italia concluded a two-year integration process with the legal merge of Intertecno into Artelia Italy; as explained by its Managing Director Gabriele Scicolone, this is the final act of the deal signed on January 2015, by which Artelia Italia S.p.A. - a subsidiary of the international multi-specialist engineering and project management group Artelia - acquired the 100% shares of Intertecno S.p.A. one of the most renowned Italian engineering firms in the real-estate sector.